Both children and adults use ATV's or All Terrain Vehicles for recreational purposes. Michael Ehline, of Ehline Law Firm, knows this first hand. You see, as a quad rider himself, he has personal knowledge of how easy it is for one to be unexpectedly and seriously hurt while riding.
These fun, yet dangerous motor vehicles were first introduced in the early 1970’s by Honda, and come in models with two, three, or four wheels, or “quads”. Despite the bad press, each year they grow in popularity, although sadly as their popularity grows, the number of blows to the life or safety of riders also grows.
There is no telling how many wipe-outs went unreported. Knowing this, it remains important to focus on safety when designing or manufacturing and operating such vehicle. Cost saving efforts and rushing poorly designed ATV’s to market is ripe for creating injurious events to children and young adults, not just grown-ups.
When a tragic event such as being crushed or tossed by a quad occurs, you need to be able to intelligently discuss the incident with an attorney, like Ehline Law Firm.
Due to our vast legal experience and people skills generally, we are known in the industry as the “motorcycle rider’s friend.” We have nailed down millions of dollars in compensation for our past clients, and we also become their friends.
The fact is, return business is the mainstay of our law practice. You see, at Ehline Law, you’re not just a file with us, you’re also our friend.
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Inexperienced drivers have a much greater risk of injury or death as compared to experienced drivers. Training courses are available and can be more than beneficial in acquiring the skills needed for safe operation of the vehicle. Activities such as drinking alcohol, driving at night, driving on paved roads, drugs, and speeding should become avoided at all times.
Naturally, the owner of the ATV may have negligently entrusted the vehicle to an irresponsible or incompetent person, so he or she would be named in a lawsuit as a co-defendant. The property owner, even if open for public use, may be legally liable if the riding paths and trails were improperly maintained.
If there is no insurance, your lawyers need to understand how to perfect liens and go after the physical and personal assets of the landowners. And last but not least, you could very well need to engage in an expensive and time-consuming products liability claim. This assumes the four wheeler itself was sent to market too dangerous. Or perhaps it was unfit for the particular use it was intended. Then again, it may have had some other problem or defect.
The underpinnings of your claim can be a products defect claim against everyone in the chain of commerce. No matter how safe the rider is, these top-heavy machines can still quite easily cause bad injuries and even death.
So when you think it was the rider’s fault, it really could be a combination of multiple parties on the hook to pay up. If this kind of a crisis is suddenly and viciously thrust upon your family, you don’t have time to dilly dally. Hiring Ehline assures deadlines are met, and that evidence is gathered.
Litigation involving All Terrain Vehicle negligence can be very complex. It requires the knowledge of an experienced attorney. Contact the office of Ehline Law Firm if you need the legal representation of an All Terrain Vehicle lawyer.
The help you deserve is just a phone call away. Dial (888) 400-9721 to schedule a consultation with Michael Ehline or another skilled attorney at Ehline Law Firm!
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